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Live Review: Beyond The Valley Day Two ft. The Jungle Giants + Boo Seeka + Nicole Millar and more (30.12.18)

December 30, 2018

Day two of Beyond The Valley topped an already impressive first day! Nicole Millar set the tone for the day, leaving a predominantly young female crowd wondering how she isn’t already an international sensation. Although her song “Blindfolded” received a huge  crowd sing along she proved she has a whole catalogue of feel good pop […]

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New touring festival, The Drop, ties together a love of live music and surfing this March & April

February 1, 2018

Jumping in amongst the waves of the Aussie leg of the World Surf League Championship Tour, a new festival makes its debut this March and April in The Drop. Combining live music with surfing, this new touring festival is coming to the shores of Margaret River, Torquay and D’Bah, featuring the likes of SAFIA, Dune Rats and more […]

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Duke Dumont to headline brand new Adelaide festival, OH YES

August 10, 2017

It’s about time Adelaide pulled up its bootstraps and started making use of the venues and the talented folk wanting to put their music scene back on the map. Oh wait, they are? Yes, yes they are. From the crew who puts on some of the city’s biggest shows at Fat Controller and Five Four Entertainment, […]

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New Music You Have to Listen to This Week (June 12th 2017)

June 12, 2017

With the close of another week comes our round-up of all the best picks from The AU Review’s writers and editors that you might’ve missed, compiled into one Spotify playlist. We’ve included the wavy, dream-pop newie from Ariel Pink, a hot-fire collab between RL Grime and Miguel, plus an abrasive (and exciting) new addition from Sløtface. It’s definitely a […]

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Music Video of the Day: SAFIA “Go To Waste” (2017)

June 7, 2017

They have been going from strength to strength this year and ahead of their return to Sydney this weekend, SAFIA have released this awesome live video of their current single “Go To Waste”. Filmed at the famous Festival Hall in Melbourne at the end of their Internal album tour, you can really get a grasp for just how big SAFIA have […]

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Tickets for Sydney’s SAFIA-headlined Curve Ball now on sale

April 3, 2017

Taking off for its second year this June, Curve Ball returns to Carriageworks for a winter soiree featuring some of our best dance-inciting artists as part of Vivid Sydney. To be headlined by SAFIA, the mini-festival also features stellar talent in the likes of Tkay Maidza and Client Liaison, while emerging superstars of the game in Confidence Man, Thandi Phoenix and more […]

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From Alison Wonderland to ZHU: Nine Field Day artists you can’t miss this New Year’s Day

December 29, 2016

Since 2002, Field Day has helped the over 18’s crowd in Sydney celebrate the New Year with some of the biggest (and most eclectic) names in party music. This year is no different, with a fantastic line-up of musical artists that will make the first day of 2017 one you won’t forget. January 1st will host […]

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The State of Affairs (9th December 2016): SAFIA sign with BMG, Lucky Entertainment win Musica Copa 2016, QLD Music Awards extend submissions deadline

December 9, 2016

In this week’s industry wrap up, we give props to SAFIA and their new worldwide publishing deal, the submissions deadline for the 2017 Queensland Music Awards have been extended, congrats go to Lucky Entertainment for their Musica Copa win and more! SAFIA signs with BMG Huge news for Canberra’s SAFIA, who’ve been announced as having […]

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Julia Jacklin, The Avalanches, Big Scary among J Award nominees for 2016

November 2, 2016

It’s November, which means that for triple j, it’s officially Australian Music Month – dedicated to celebrating homegrown music and the artists who have been emerging, thriving and consistently nailing it throughout the year! This morning, the annual J Awards were announced, returning for its 12th year. The awards recognise breakthrough artists, some incredible albums and […]

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Camp Cope, Gang of Youths & Tkay Maidza rack up nominations for the 2016 National Live Music Awards!

October 10, 2016

The nominees for the National Live Music Awards have been announced around the country today, with 51 categories being unveiled across the board. Winners are to be announced on November 29th at events being run nationally, with both national and state-specific categories being voted on by a judging panel of industry professionals from right around Australia. […]

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Troye Sivan and Flume lead 2016 ARIA Award nominations!

October 5, 2016

It was all about Blue Neighbourhood, Skin, Nonagon Infinity and Wildflower at the 2016 ARIA Awards nominations event in Sydney this morning, with all the award nominees finally being unveiled. Leading the charge this year is Flume (with 11 nominations) and Troye Sivan (7 nominations), the former’s 2016 album Skin already taking away three Artisan awards this morning (Producer of the Year, […]

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SAFIA chat Internal and their huge Australian tour!

September 12, 2016

While in Sydney recently, Larry caught up with Ben and Harry ahead of SAFIA‘s debut album release of Internal. Chatting about the album and it’s creation, particularly the material that had been road tested live already, the boys open up about some of the challenges they were met with. “There’s one song that we’ve been playing for a long time, which […]

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Chance the Rapper and Childish Gambino both set for Field Day in Sydney!

August 30, 2016

Field Day is a must for many music fans keen to keep the New Year’s party going well into January 1st and for their 2017 event, the Sydney festival organisers have confirmed both Chance the Rapper and Childish Gambino to appear. For fans of both artists, being able to catch them on the same line up, especially at a […]

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Ben & Harry of SAFIA on debut album Internal and latest single, “Over You”!

August 22, 2016

Last Thursday, Ben Woolner-Kirkham and Harry Sayers, aka two-thirds of certified Aussie electro legends SAFIA joined us for a chat in Sydney ahead of the release of their long-awaited debut album Internal and their huge national tour. Releasing the music video for their latest single, “Over You”, the day of our morning chat, the boys tell us about their shiny […]

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Chance the Rapper, MSTRKRFT & more hitting up Beyond the Valley for New Year’s!

August 9, 2016

Beyond the Valley has revealed their first round of artists confirmed for their 2016/2017 event, with Chance the Rapper leading a stellar group of international and Australian artists up at the Lardner Park New Year’s celebration. Chano’s Australian visit continues to garner hope as fingers are crossed tightly for some headline dates while he’s out here but for […]

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Catfish and The Bottlemen, Hermitude, MSTRKRFT, Phantogram & more for Southbound

August 4, 2016

Pack your bags and head West this December, because Southbound has come in hot with a brand new artist announcement for their three day/night festival! Along with some great homegrown talent in San Cisco, Tired Lion, LUMBERJACK and  Kučka, Southbound has dropped the news that some international visitors including Catfish and The Bottlemen, MSTRKRFT, Phantogram and more will also be hitting the stages in […]

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Sampa the Great, Elliphant, Hermitude and more join ScHoolboy Q on THIS THAT festival line up

August 2, 2016

Newcastle’s THIS THAT festival has today unveiled its official artist line up, naming the likes of Sampa The Great, Elliphant, Hermitude, SAFIA, Peking Duk and more to join the already announced ScHoolboy Q (in his only Australian festival gig for 2016). Taking place on the Newy Foreshore on November 5th this year, THIS THAT organisers have curated one killer line up that will […]

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SAFIA announce national tour dates off the back of debut album Internal news!

June 30, 2016

It feels like we’ve been waiting an age for this, but the wait is over – SAFIA have finally announced details of their debut album! Their record, Internal, will be with fans this September, scheduled for release via Parlophone. The trio have become one of the country’s favourite touring bands and if recent numbers are anything to go […]

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Travel Diary: Canberra three-piece SAFIA take us on tour in the USA

June 16, 2016

Canberra three-piece Safia continue to make waves and move to the forefront of Australia’s next biggest musical exports with their blend of indie rock, delicate soul, and various styles of electronica. Last year, the group travelled to the USA for a run of shows that included SXSW, and the trio kept the AU review in the […]

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From Maitland to Bunbury – A look back on our time with Groovin’ the Moo 2016

May 15, 2016

And so, the dust has settled on another Groovin’ the Moo tour. The international visitors have wrapped up their brief Australian visits, the local heavy hitters have returned to plotting the rest of their plans to dominate 2016 and fans around the country no doubt have been left with some brilliant memories of yet another […]

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Festival Review: Groovin’ the Moo – Hay Park, Bunbury (07.05.16)

May 10, 2016

‘We play rain, hail or shine’ has never been more relevant than in 2016 for Perth festivals, however the Bunbury leg of Groovin’ The Moo managed to march on through the temperamental weather with some killer acts without resorting to doing the worm through a giant mud puddle. While for those staying outside of Bunbury, getting on […]

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Festival Review: Groovin’ The Moo – Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Bendigo (30.04.16)

May 2, 2016

A distinct lack of mooing was made up for by a whole lot of groovin’, with Groovin’ The Moo rolling through the Prince of Wales Showground in Bendigo for another year. Punters were fairly low in numbers early in the day, with an 11am start leaving plenty of time for the heavens to potentially open […]

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Festival Review: Groovin’ the Moo – Oakbank Racecourse (25.04.16)

April 28, 2016

Ah, Groovin’ the Moo. The one festival on the Australian live music calendar that offers city slickers an opportunity to ‘head regional’ (even if, in SA, this means a half hour drive up into the hills), underage music fans can thrive on copious amounts of Red Bull and whatever else for the day and everyone can enjoy […]

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Festival Review: Groovin’ the Moo – University of Canberra (24.04.16)

April 27, 2016

The last time I had the pleasure of having a bit of a groove in the moo was in Maitland, 2012, when the likes of Public Enemy, City and Colour, Kimbra, The Maccabees, Kaiser Chiefs and Andrew WK headlined, amongst a plethora of other guns. Even looking back on the line up now, I wish I could go back […]

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Festival Review: Groovin The Moo, Maitland (23.04.16)

April 24, 2016

Making the way up the F3 on what’s become an annual pilgrimage to the Maitland Showground for the 2016 edition of Groovin The Moo, the weather and travel gods weren’t playing too nice as the convoy of punters hit unneeded rain, traffic and in my case a near empty petrol tank. As the only touring […]

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2016 APRA Music Awards Wrap: Courtney Barnett, Kevin Parker, Sia & more recognised in Sydney!

April 6, 2016

Last night, Carriageworks hosted the 2016 APRA Music Awards, where the likes of Courtney Barnett, Kevin Parker, Peking Duk and Sia walked away with awards recognising some stellar songwriting through 2015, while Cold Chisel and songwriter Phil Barton were both acknowledged with special awards commending their work and contribution to the industry both in Australia and abroad. Performances on the night brought some unique highlights […]

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Single of the Day: SAFIA “Make Them Wheels Roll” (2016)

March 17, 2016

SAFIA continue to prove themselves as ones to watch as producers of some fine as hell music with their new single, “Make Them Wheels Roll”. “Embracing Me”, the band’s previous release, set a great benchmark for where the band is headed through this year and in this new tune, they’ve gone and upped it once more. […]

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SAFIA are back with a new single and announce shows in secret locations around Australia

March 10, 2016

Electro-soul group, SAFIA have released their new single, ‘Make Them Wheels Roll.’ The new single comes after their hit, ‘Embracing Me’, and brings in the announcement of a few secret shows scattered around Australia in May. Dubbed ‘M.T.W.R. Tour’, this latest concept tour from SAFIA will see the outfit perform at creative, non-traditional venues. The shows are […]

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Single of the Day: Bag Raiders ft. Benjamin Joseph “Checkmate” (2016)

March 8, 2016

Bag Raiders have been responsible for some certified club hits to come out of Sydney over the last however many years and this new track they’ve produced is no different. Linking up with SAFIA vocalist Benjamin Joseph on “Checkmate”, Bag Raiders have leaned towards a softer, almost delicate indie-electronica direction for the tune, but it’s got all the hallmarks of […]

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Vic Mensa, Danny Brown, Drapht, RATATAT and more set for Groovin’ the Moo 2016!

January 27, 2016

The full Groovin’ the Moo line up dropped this morning, with a great spread of international and locals ready to turn up out in some excellent regional sites around the country in a few months. ‘Marshalled’ by The Meeting Tree (enough reason to head along in itself) and with Alex Dyson and Danny Clayton on […]

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